Read & Reflect: "Reckoning at Eagle Creek"

Read & Reflect: "Reckoning at Eagle Creek"

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Cultural historian Jeff Biggers takes us to the dark ruins of his family's nearly 200-year-old hillside homestead that has been strip-mined on the edge of the first federally recognized Wilderness Site in southern Illinois. In doing so, he not only comes to grips with his own denied backwoods heritage, but also chronicles a dark and missing chapter in the American experience: the historical nightmare of coal outside of Appalachia, serving as an exposé of a secret legacy of shame and resiliency.

Location: 
Dole Branch
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Brown Bag: "Girl in a Box"

Brown Bag: "Girl in a Box"

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Award-winning author Sujata Massey is back with a delicious blend of mystery and contemporary women's fiction. In Girl in a Box, Japanese-American sleuth Rei Shimura is on her most dangerous outing yet. Rei's mission, should she choose to accept it, is to go undercover as a clerk in a big Tokyo department store. It's a tricky and risky assignment, but it also gives Rei the opportunity to check out all the latest fashions and use her store discount to indulge her shopping impulses.

Location: 
Dole Branch
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What's Cooking?: "The Food You Crave"

What's Cooking?: "The Food You Crave"

Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Each month we'll ask you to make two recipes from a designated cookbook: we'll choose the first recipe and ask you to make it at home; you choose the second and bring it to our discussion to share. We'll meet to discuss both recipes and to sample the one you chose. We'll have a potluck of tasty treats! 
This month's selection is The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger, and our recipe choice is Sloppy Joes. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month prior to the event.

Location: 
Maze Branch
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Yarns & Yarn

Yarns & Yarn

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

All are welcome to join a group of avid readers who meet to discuss books while they knit and crochet blankets and scarves to donate to various charities. No knitting experience needed.

Location: 
Dole Branch
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Yarns & Yarn

Yarns & Yarn

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

All are welcome to join a group of avid readers who meet to discuss books while they knit and crochet blankets and scarves to donate to various charities. No knitting experience needed.

Location: 
Dole Branch
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Detection by Daylight: "Promised Land" by Robert B. Parker

Detection by Daylight: "Promised Land" by Robert B. Parker

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In Robert Galbraith's debut mystery novel, Cormoran Strike, a wounded veteran of the recent Afghan War, is barely surviving as a private investigator. Then a client arrives who wants him to investigate the police-ruled suicide of his sister -- a world-famous super model.

Detection by Daylight is devoted to reading and discussing detective mysteries in series and non-series form. Bring your lunch (if you like), enjoy cookies and coffee on us, and engage in great discussions. Titles are available at Maze Library one month before discussion.

Location: 
Maze Branch
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Detection by Daylight : Fer-de-Lance

Detection by Daylight : Fer-de-Lance

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us to discuss Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout. As any herpetologist will tell you, the fer-de-lance is among the most
dreaded snakes known to man. When someone makes a present of one to
Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin knows he's getting dreadully close to
solving the devilishly clever murders of an immigrant and a college
president. This is the first Nero Wolfe mystery.

Copies of Fer-de-Lance will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.

Location: 
Meeting Room
Event Type: 
genre X: The Lottery

genre X: The Lottery

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Join us for our monthly book discussion for readers in their 20s and 30s at Fat Duck Tavern & Grill. October's selection is The Lottery by Shirley Jackson.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

For more information on genre X, and our upcoming discussions, visit our website and join our Goodreads group to see a list of upcoming and previous selections.

Location: 
Fat Duck - Forest Park
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Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: "Five Days at Memorial"

Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: "Five Days at Memorial"

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join us at Maze to discuss "Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital" by Sheri Fink. As the flood waters rose after Hurricane Katrina, patients, staff, and families who sheltered in New Orleans’ Memorial Hospital faced a crisis far worse than the storm itself. Without power, an evacuation plan, or strong leadership, caregiving became chaotic, and exhausted doctors and nurses found it difficult to make even the simplest decisions. Unfortunately, when it came to making the hardest decisions, some of them seem to have failed.

Location: 
Meeting Room
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